Join Mark and Lauren Teahen for their 10th and final year hosting Driving Out Domestic Violence, a gala presented by Mobile Mini to benefit Chrysalis on Friday, Nov. 4, starting at 5 p.m.
Driving Out Domestic Violence was founded in 2011 to support Chrysalis’ domestic abuse programs, according to a press release.
Lauren Teahen and her husband, Mark, a retired professional baseball player, founded Driving Out Domestic Violence in honor of Lauren’s late mother, Shelley, a domestic abuse survivor.
The Teahens hosted the first event in their backyard and grew the annual charity event into a two-day fundraising event with a golf tournament and gala, raising more than $3.3 million for Chrysalis and victims of domestic violence. While the Teahens will continue supporting Chrysalis in many ways, this will be the 10th and final year of the Driving Out Domestic Violence event.
“It’s bitter sweet for us,” said Lauren Teahen. “Over a decade ago we started this event with a simple goal for raising awareness and millions of dollars to help victims of domestic violence. Now 12 years later we have come full circle and it is only fitting we close this chapter in our backyard, the place where it all began.”
This year’s event will include an intimate dinner, live entertainment, auction, putting contest, raffle and more.
“Mark and Lauren have devoted over a decade of their lives to Chrysalis and in turn we’ve been able to help more than 15,000 victims during that time. The Teahens efforts have significantly raised the awareness in our community about this issue and they’ve helped tear down barriers that exist for victims of domestic violence. Chrysalis is forever grateful to Mark and Lauren for partnering with us and demonstrating love, compassion and enthusiasm for this important cause,” said Patricia Klahr, president and CEO of Chrysalis.
Gala tickets start at $600 per couple, $300 per guest or start at $3,000 for a reserved table of 10. The event continues to grow thanks to the generosity of the sponsors.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
Chrysalis, a 41-year-old Arizona agency, leads the community to broad-based solutions to prevent domestic abuse. T
he lives of more than 1,400 individuals are positively impacted each year through the agency’s programs, the press release stated. Services include crisis shelter, transitional housing, outpatient counseling, offender treatment, victim advocacy and lay-legal support.
Call 602-955-9059 or visit http://www.dodvaz.org for more information. Like us and visit Driving Out Domestic Violence on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/DODVaz.